Restoration Lands plans to develop eco-industrial park at the site

Glass plant plans progress

An old factory site in Lavington continues to gain new life.

On Oct. 28, Coldstream council agreed to send an Agricultural Land Reserve exclusion application to the Agricultural Land Commission for 1.3 acres on Learmouth Road, the site of the former Lavington glass plant.

"That goes on to the ALC for a decision," said Mayor Jim Garlick.

The property is owned by Restoration Lands and is part of the company's plans to develop an eco-industrial park at the site.

This property is designated as industrial in Coldstream's official community plan and is zoned general industrial.

"Because this property is less than two acres in area and existed prior to the establishment of the ALR, (agricultural) land use restrictions do not apply to this property," stated a staff report to council.

Council has also given three readings to a bylaw that would close 250 feet of Hill Drive that extends on to the Restoration Lands property. The land would be sold to the company.

"It's beneficial to the municipality as we're abandoning a roadway we don't have to maintain," said Mike Reiley, director of development services.

- with files from The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce

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